Embodying Sacred Masculinity: Liberatory Movement Practices and Discussion
"When we feel our bodies we can better explore who we truly are. We are in a time when patriarchy and a certain type of acute toxic masculinity serves to distract us from sensing what is most natural to us - our bodies and the planet we live on. Using the fundamentals of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education®️ we will use awareness through movement practice as a tool to relate in a non-aggressive way with our bodies. We will then open up from within the body to an online group reflection and discussion with hopes of exploring an embodied archetype of the sacred masculine.
This online gathering is open to all genders.
Brandon Sloan (he,him, his) lives in Boston, Massachusetts and is a formally trained physical therapist, somatic healer and actor who uses art and embodiment as tools for transformative change. Between 2014 and 2018 Brandon has studied and served in Shambhala, taking on several roles such as Meditation Guide, retreat leader/coordinator and co-facilitator of the People of Color Meditation Group at the Boston Shambhala center. In 2017 he assisted Lama Rod Owens in a workshop entitled Undoing Patriarchy and Uplifting the Sacred Masculine: a retreat for self identified male practitioners. He now serves on the board for the Boston-based non-profit BMEN: Black Men Engagement Network, co-facilitating monthly discussion and process groups for Black men. He is currently in collaboration with several Boston based artists and organizations to create and sustain spaces that serve two distinct purposes: create sanctuaries for queer people of color to rest and heal, and create works of art that invoke audiences to exam how identity impacts their lives.